August 8, 2011
Eureka fans will be disappointed to hear that Syfy has decided not to go ahead with the recently-announced sixth season of the show. This surprising news comes just days after plans were outlined for a shortened, six-episode Season 6 with the possibility of even continuing on past that.
As it stands now, Eureka's next season - its fifth - will continue as planned but will be its last. The second half of Season 4 is currently airing and will wrap up in September.
Syfy had this to say on the matter in a statement to ew.com:
"After painstaking consideration, we have had to make the difficult business decision to not order a season six of Eureka. But Eureka is not over yet. There is a new holiday episode this December and 12 stellar episodes set to debut next year, marking its fifth season and six memorable years on Syfy. The 2012 episodes are some of the best we’ve seen, and will bring this great series to a satisfying end. We are very grateful to Bruce Miller and Jaime Paglia, their team of incredible writers, and an amazing cast and crew who have consistently delivered a series we continue to be very proud of. We thank the fans for their support of this show and know they will enjoy its final season in 2012."